[linux-audio-user] Zaurus users?

Brian Redfern bredfern at calarts.edu
Fri Nov 7 03:25:01 EST 2003

WIth the 5500 the best bet is to do everything from the terminal, but
I've also read that performance is a lot better with openzaurus, I was
just having a lot of trouble getting openzaurus to flash onto my 5500,
and I tried to run the upgrade and had trouble flashing that as well,
but I like using the terminal and apache/mysql works as well, and it
also makes a cool ebook reader with the guttenberg reader, and there's
also a couple of good graphics programs.

Csound has one problem, you need to really use the zaurus plugged into
the power supply and then turn off the "supsend", so that it doesn't go
to sleep in the middle of compiling a piece.

On Thu, 2003-11-06 at 21:11, Rob wrote:
> On Thursday 06 November 2003 19:22, iriXx wrote: 
> > any thoughts on the 5500 vs. the new one?... 
> > i like the look of the older one better... but writing might
> > not be as easy...   
> Well, I have a 5500 and a client of mine has a 5600. The 5600 has 
> a processor that's about twice as fast, comes back from sleep 
> much more nicely, and has a little built in speaker (as opposed 
> to the 5500 where you have to use the headphone jack to hear 
> anything beyond keyclick.) The 5500 is also half as much though. 
> I'm still using the stock ROM (not Opie) so I haven't 
> experimented much with composition (I'm thinking a tracker type 
> of thing or maybe timidity would be the best i could hope for) 
> nor with music recording (I think I'd rather use my notebook 
> plus UA-30 for signal acquisition than the little headphone jack 
> on the Z.)
> I think if I were going to spend more than 200 bucks on a PDA I'd 
> go all the way and get the C750/760 (sort of like a linux tablet 
> PC, only the size of a zaurus.) But the 5600 is already a 
> potentially faster machine than my last laptop.... so it should 
> at least handle some rudimentary software mixing and sample 
> playback.
> Rob

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